Prosecutor Says Court Should Have Let Texas Decide
Associated Press, June 26,
A Texas prosecutor says he’s disappointed that the
Supreme Court didn’t allow the people of Texas to determine the “moral
standards of governance” for their state.
Charles Rosenthal, the Houston D-A, had argued before the
Supreme Court in favor of a state law against homosexual sex. The court, by a
six-to-three vote, struck down that law today.
The state had defended the law as in keeping with the
state’s interest in protecting marriage and child-rearing.
And in his dissent, Justice Antonin Scalia warned that
today’s ruling could threaten state laws that limit marriage to opposite-sex
But a gay rights advocate at the American Civil Liberties
union says the court is simply saying that gay people have the same rights as
everyone else to choose intimate personal relationships. Matt Coles calls the
ruling “the most important gay rights case ever.”
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